Our prediction for this Bundesliga match:
Union Berlin will be aiming to extend their winning run to four games when they face Mainz at Stadion An der Alten Forsterei in the Bundesliga round 19. The capital club have a chance to overtake Bayern Munich in top position, and their display in the Berlin derby triumph is surely giving fans a reason for optimism. Midfielder Paul Seguin is pushing for a start after finding the net against Hertha Berlin, while both Andras Schafer and Morten Thorsby remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Die Nullfunfer, on the other hand, produced a brilliant display in a 5-2 win over Bochum, with the team quickly bouncing back from a 2-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund. Mainz aim to climb to the top half of the table, but seeing that Union Berlin are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we do not believe that the visitors are capable of grabbing something from the match.
Highlighted Player (Rani Khedira):
Just like his brother Sami, Rani Khedira started his senior career at Stuttgart. The midfielder made 56 league appearances for Stuttgart II, while playing nine matches for the first team. In 2014 he joined Leipzig and he has been playing for Die Bullen ever since.
Rani Khedira was born on 27 January, 1994 in Stuttgart and he has 2 caps for Germany U19 team. The Leipzig midfielder represented Germany U17 at the 2011 FIFA World Cup. Khedira played 15 matches for Leipzig in the 2015/2016 2. Bundesliga campaign and he certainly helped the team secure promotion to the German elite division. He is a central midfielder, but he plays as a defensive midfielder as well.
Khedira has a contract with Leipzig which expires on 30 June, 2017. His highest market value was €1,300,000 on 13 January, 2015. Rani Khedira was born in Germany, but his father is Tunisian. He is a right-footed footballer.
Highlighted Team (Mainz):
1. FSV Mainz 05 is a German football club from the city Mainz. The club managed to reach the highest German football division the Bundesliga in 2009. FSV Mainz was founded in 1905. The club host it’s home game in the Coface Arena which holds a capacity of 35 000 seats. The stadium was build in 2011 and is considered as one of the most modern stadiums in the nation. De most known nickname for FSV Mainz is Die 05’er. The club colours are red and white.
FSV Mainz never won a title in their history. Not in the Bundesliga and not even in the 2. Bundesliga or the 3. Bundesliga. Mainz managed to reach the UEFA Cup in 2005/2006 where they lost against Sevilla FC. In 2011/2012 and 2014/2015 the club from Mainz got knocked out in the qualification stage.
Known players that played in the Mainz kit in their career are: Holtby, Schurrle, Klop pand Subotic.